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Kerry Washington's back for more Scandal - this time on Sky Living

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Jul 26 - Fri Aug 01).

Among the new and returning shows are the Kerry Washington-starring US drama Scandal and RTÉ One's Pet Island. Going through the Out Door are Grey's Anatomy and Hannibal . . .

Pick of the week

Scandal, Thursday, Sky Living

Season three of this highly addictive and frantically paced drama from Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes sees the show move from the UK's Channel 4 subsidiary More4 to Sky Living. Kerry Washington stars as Olivia Pope, Washington DC’s ultimate crisis management professional ...

Game of Thrones: Nine cast members added

Game of Thrones is set to return in 2015

HBO have confirmed a group of nine new stars will join their hit drama Game of Thrones for its upcoming fifth season including Bond villain Jonathan Pryce.

The castings were confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con during the Game of Thrones panel discussion with Tomorrow Never Dies villain Jonathan Pryce leading the casting.

Pryce will take on the role of High Sparrow in the fifth season, a religious man that will gain followers amongst the poor and oppressed in King's Landing.

The role of Myrcella Baratheon, Cersei's only daughter, has been re-cast with Nell Tiger Free taking on the ...

On the Box - TV Review

Julia Louis-Dreyfuss is in top form as VP Selena Meyer in Jeep

John Byrne checks out the returning Veep and newcomer Silicon Valley, as well as two very different documentary series, one about Dublin's Shelbourne Hotel and the other about gifted British kids

Reviewed: Veep (Wednesday, Sky Atlantic); Silicon Valley (Wednesday, Sky Atlantic); The Shelbourne (, RTÉ One); Child Genius (Sunday, Channel 4)

Right, let's get the fun bits out of the way before I get on to the far more serious topic of pushy parents and their hideous ways. Veep (Wednesday, Sky Atlantic) returned for a third season and it's now official that I want to have Julia Louis-Dreyfuss ...

Alan Carr is back with a Chatty Man summer special

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Mon Jul 21 - Fri 25)

Devious Maids

RTÉ TEN TV picks for Tuesday

There's some great telly tonight with Devious Maids (8.40pm, RTÉ Two), The Americans (10.25pm, RTÉ Two) and Ray Donovan (10.00pm, Sky Atlantic) the pick of the bunch.

The scenes will air on BBC One and RTÉ One on Thursday July 24

EastEnders set for heart-to-heart

Two of EastEnders' younger characters will have to face their feelings for each other on BBC One and RTÉ One this week.

Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel
form a great double-act in Person of Interest

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (July 12-18)

Michael Emerson is all tics and mannerisms in Person of Interest

On the Box - TV Review

This week's box beat sees John Byrne reviewing the second season double-bill opener of Person of Interest, a new comedy from Chuck Lorre, a documentary about songs banned in Britain, and Bill O'Herlihy's World Cup swan song.

Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as a philanthropist  in The Honourable Woman

On the Box - TV Review

John Byrne takes in a new drama on BBC Two featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, a US sci-fi show on E4, and an RTÉ One documentary about drug mule Michaella McCollum Connolly.

Stephen King's sci-fi drama Under the Dome is back for a second season

On the Box - TV Preview

It's hello to the returning Saturday Night with Miriam and Under the Dome, and it's cheerios for the departing Penny Dreadful and Bones. Telly never stands still . . .